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Jungle Disk Review

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Jungle Disk Review
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Price:

  • Jungle Disk Desktop Edition: 30 Day Free Trial.
  • Jungle Disk Desktop Edition: $20.00.
  • Amazons S3 prices are as follows:
    Storage – $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used
    Data Transfer – $0.10 per GB of data uploaded, $0.17 per GB of data downloaded
    Requests – $0.01 per 1,000 upload requests, $0.01 per 10,000 download requests

Pros:

  • No file type restrictions.
  • Client software available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Unlimited amount of data can be backed up under a single account.

Cons:

  • Requires the creation of an Amazon S3 account separately.

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Full Review

Home pageSome online storage and backup services are famous shortly after their desktop applications are featured in renowned software download websites. Jungle Disk is one of those backup services that allow you to securely backup your files in an easy way and with the confidence that your data will be kept by the prestigious S3 Storage Service from Amazon.com.

Although Jungle Disk has also developed other applications such as Jungle Disk Windows Home Server Edition and the Jungle Disk Workgroup Edition, Jungle Disk Desktop Edition is the most popular software application that enables users with the power of automatic backups since your files are continuously monitored for any change.

jd-network-driveJungle Disk works like a network drive thus it is possible to drag and drop files manually for either backup or restore, as it is also possible to copy, edit, and do other operations in similar fashion as you use your hard drive. Popularity of the service has risen due to the fact that no commitments or monthly subscription fees are required.

Your data is automatically compressed and encrypted, then backed up in multiple Amazon.com datacenters for redundancy and high availability paying as you go the low price of 15 cents per GB stored. The network drive works like another local drive in your computer with Windows, Mac, or Linux Operating Systems.

Unlike other backup services, sharing files across multiple users and computers is possible as long as you provide users with the access, otherwise you can also create backups for as many computers you own and use the software in all of them at any time.

Jungle Disk offers a 30-day evaluation application that can be downloaded directly from its website or from Softpedia, Download.com, and other software-related websites. The evaluation copy is fully functional during the trial period and can be easily configured.

Another great feature of this service is that you cannot only have your files backed up but also archived. This means that whenever you have a file on your computer that you want to backup but no longer keep on your hard drive, Jungle Disk will create and store the backup and then you can delete that file from your computer without risk of losing the file that is stored in your Amazon S3 account.

You should also keep in mind that Jungle Disk is offering a 30-day evaluation software that you need to pay for if you want to keep this service after the trial so there are other charges involved.

The registered version of Jungle Disk Desktop application costs $20.00 USD and storage of your backups at $0.15 a month per Gigabyte, but there is a data transfer fee of $0.10 per GB of data uploaded and $0.17 per GB of data downloaded, plus $0.01 per 1,000 upload requests and $0.01 per 10,000 download requests when it comes to shared files in a fashion that resembles Rapid Share service.

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5 Responses to Jungle Disk Review

  1. Maarten says:

    I just did a comparison of Jungle Disk and CloudBerry Online Backup; both support backups of files to Amazon’s S3. CloudBerry supports a feature Jungle Disk doesn’t: compression. For the full review check http://storage-news.com/2009/08/30/review-personal-backups-to-amazon-s3/

  2. Chris says:

    JungleDisk now supports RackSpace’s Cloud File storage which is a flat $0.15/gig/month with no transfer fees.

  3. Alec Satin says:

    Hi John,

    Your review matches my positive experience with JungleDiskPlus. I’ve had my account for nearly a year now, and have found it easy, automatic and reliable. Before this I used Mozy (briefly – way too slow), and Carbonite.

    Good, solid implementation.

    Alec

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